Economy Agriculture and Food Systems Women Leaders in Organic Industry Recognized

Women Leaders in Organic Industry Recognized
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About 22 percent of organic farm operators are women, according to the 2007 census by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - where the deputy secretary of agriculture is Kathleen Merrigan. That only includes a tiny percentage of the overall farms, however. Women have a growing presence in the agriculture industry but while the number of women who were the principal operators of a farm or ranch increased almost 30 percent between 2002 and 2007, women were the principal operators of just 14 percent of 2.2 million farms in the U.S.

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